Bayelsa Governor Timipre Sylva Disqualified

Governor Timipre Sylva

Nov 13, 2011 – Bayelsa Governor Timipre Sylva Disqualified

In an official announcement today by PDP, it’s revealed that incumbent Bayelsa Governor, Timipre Sylva has been disqualified from contesting in the upcoming gubernatorial primary election of the party.

A report bby the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) revealed that Sylva; the former Niger Delta Development Commission Chair, Timi Alaibe; current Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Water Resources, Igali Boladet; and former Director General of the Nigerian Television Authority, Ben Murray Bruce, did not make the final list of those cleared to contest the primary election.

Based on the statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Prof Rufai Ahmed Alkali, and titled “Final Decision on Bayelsa”, only seven aspirants out of the 11 who purchased the forms were cleared.

“After a thorough review of the two reports, and after a painstaking examination of all the issues raised about each and every aspirant, the NWC has cleared seven out of the 11 aspirants that purchased forms to contest for the primaries,” the statement read.

7 aspirants who were cleared are: Orufa Boloubo, Dickson Henry, Enai Fullpower, Kalango Youppele, Francis Amaebi, Ekiyegha Korobido and Austin Febo.

The PDP NWC reiterated its commitment towards enforcing discipline within the ranks of the Party at all levels. It also warned that it would not hesitate to “invoke disciplinary measures on any member who disregards lawful Party directives or who engages in acts capable of undermining the Party’s cohesion”.

PDP urged its members to expend their efforts on mobilising Party members for the forthcoming primaries and Election in the state.

Recall that the party had drawn out its decision making process, especially concerning the incumbent governor, Sylva, who was seeking re-election on the party’s platform. Allegations of operating foreign accounts while holding office, and of making statements that amount to treasonable felony had been levelled against the governor.(daily times)